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Apologies for the late notice, but tonight's meetup has been canceled! Please drive safe out there! http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a3c548b4c3ce220dfaf5ed72c&id=613490634a&e=6dd5661b25

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The Open Knowledge Foundation just released the new and improved Open Data Handbook http://opendatahandbook.org/

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The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data I created for Big Island Buses (my schedule software for the Hawaii Hele-On Bus) is now available under CC0

The feed is available at GitHub, and anyone can send a pull request to modify the feed. After approval the data will be pushed directly to https://goride.io . Soon, it will also power transit directions on Google Maps.

I created the feed by looking at the PDF schedules available at http://heleonbus.org so it may become out-of-date in the future. I'll be finishing this project in a few months, so updates for the data by the community will be very appreciated. 

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I just realized that the "suggest a dataset" feature on the State and City open data portals actually allows viewing and voting on the suggestions. I suggest you check them out!

https://data.honolulu.gov/nominate

https://data.hawaii.gov/nominate

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With all this talk recently of UH budget woes I've been thinking of trying to do some analysis/visualization of the UH budget because I've been unable to find a decent break-down of the budget. There are some high-level presentations, but very little raw data. Here's one good example of high-level data:

http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcafo/pdf/FY15BudgetPresentation.pdf

These seem to be the main budget documents available but they are quite hard to parse (as well as all being PDF's!)

http://www.hawaii.edu/budget/budgetdoc

Here's an example of discussion on the UH budget recently (Civil Cafe):
http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/11/university-of-hawaii-officials-talk-budget-woes-at-civil-cafe/?cbk=546f9b8a6b76e

Especially I'd like to see a budget breakdown per department.

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Hello,

I have a few invitations left for the invitation only launch of Google Domains.  They are equipped to register the essential domain TLD extensions (.com, .org, and .net) as well as many of the newer ones. 

Their DNS zone maintenance interface is simple, but intuitive and the propagation latency of new zone records is really minimal (within a minute or two).  Pricing is also competitive... oh yah, one more thing, the integration of DNS records using Google domains also is already strongly supported throughout many of the Google properties.

Let me know if you'd like an invite.  Be sure to introduce yourself with something outside your G+ profile and search results!

Aloha!
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Here is a cool project from the team from ODI Leeds where they crowdsource location of public art via tweets. 

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Here is a cool toolkit for collecting field data. This could be used for ground truthing the aftermath of a natural disaster like our recent #iselle.
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